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Turkey Helper Bento (425)

Posted by on Jan 6, 2010 in Bento, Bento Box, Turkey | 2 comments

A couple months ago I posted on Twitter that I’d discovered around 20 bags of panko and was hoarding it as if there was going to be a panko shortage sometime soon. Another thing that I hoard is Hamburger Helper. The reason for that is Mr. Pikko loves Beef Pasta and has no problems slumming it with Betty Crocker’s little insta-meal hand a couple times a month. I think he has even cooked it a few times in his life, which is weird because looking at him now, it’s a wonder he even knows what a stove does. The problem with buying Hamburger Helper on sale is that it doesn’t go on sale all that often. Either that or I’m only paying attention when it’s not on sale. The point is, when it goes on sale, I buy a...

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Car Bento (366)

Posted by on Jun 1, 2009 in Beef, Bento | 3 comments

Every time I see my bento count ticking closer to #400 I start to get really nervous and my back starts to ache just thinking about the amount of effort bento #300 took. Working from evening to morning with no sleep is in no way fun, so I’ll have to tone my bento celebration down a tad. Seriously, who wants to be bentoing for that long on one bento unless they’re on a tv show or something? Yesterday I found yet another expired box of Hamburger Helper, so we ate that for dinner and I took the small amount left for today’s lunch. It’s in a new bento box that I got from J-List, the Tomica car shaped box. I lined the little compartment box that comes with it with lettuce and then stuffed all the Hamburger helper in....

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Beef Pasta Bento (303)

Posted by on Feb 9, 2009 in Beef, Bento, bentorial, Kids | 13 comments

Hamburger Helper is a popular thing in my house for taste factors, so even though it seems like the complete anti-traditional bento food, it works for me!

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Beef Pasta Bento (261)

Posted by on Oct 6, 2008 in 2008 Bentos, Beef, Blog, Everyday Lunches | 8 comments

For my bento today, I cut up a baby carrot and chop it up to sprinkle on top of the Hamburger Helper for color.

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Beef Pasta Bento (235)

Posted by on Jun 30, 2008 in Beef, Bento | 8 comments

The highlight of my weekend was meeting UFC Lightweight Champion BJ Penn at Ala Moana! Leftover Hamburger Helper makes it into a bento with carrot flowers!

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Cheeseburger Macaroni Bento

Posted by on Sep 4, 2007 in Beef, Bento, Kids | 1 comment

A trip to the zoo sounds like tons of fun, until you factor in sweltering heat and wildly impatient toddlers. Find out how to stretch a quick Betty Crocker meal even further.

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